Pop groups AAA, Exile, W-inds, AKB48 will share the same stage with veteran folk singer Godai Natsuko and opera performer Sugi Ryotaro in “Japan – Vietnam Music Festival 2011”, which is part of a series of events held to celebrate the national theatre’s 100th birthday.
While Godai Natsuko is considered one of the best Japanese folk artists of her generation, Sugi Ryutaro has been praised by critics for breathing new life into contemporary opera in the country.
Girl group AKB48, boy band AAA, Exile and W-inds are worthy representatives of Japan’s popular culture and contemporary music, who have won hundreds of thousands of fans and have hit records sold both in and outside the country.
Vietnam will have two artists to join the program; however organizers have yet to disclose their names.
To air live on central broadcaster VTV and Japan’s national television NHK, “Japan – Vietnam Music Festival 2011” will have two big screens installed outside the theatre for the general public.
It will take place on September 9 at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien, Hanoi.